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    Question New preggo guinea pig

    I found an ad on craigslist for 2 very cute guinea pigs and decided to go get them! The oldest one was for me and her baby was for my sister (they still share a cage). The owner was very sweet and gave me a great deal on a cage for them. The only problem is that the momma is pregnant again and idk exactly what to do. I have a second cage ready for any boy babies she might have, but how do I rehome the males? (I'll probably keep one if there is any females) I've never put a guinea pig up for adoption before and I really want them to go to good homes! Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    Also, I live near nahunta, GA if you are interested in adopting one of the babies!

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    You could always post an ad on gumtree but it may depend on what country your in


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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Thank you, I'll look into it. Also I'm in the US.

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Ok Iím pretty sure that gumtree runs in the US


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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    You could also check with animal shelters near you to see if any of them will take guinea pigs. Or post a listing with GP Finder (there's a link at the top of the forum).

    Good luck!

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Even if the shelters near me did take them I wouldn't ever give the babies to them. As far as I know all the shelters near me are kill shelters and the "no kill" shelters just transfer the animals they don't want to the kill shelters.

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    Even if the shelters near me did take them I wouldn't ever give the babies to them. As far as I know all the shelters near me are kill shelters and the "no kill" shelters just transfer the animals they don't want to the kill shelters.
    Yikes... Not good at all! The shelters we have around here (central Indiana) don't do that. Yeah...no. Forget the shelters. GP Finder is still an option. Maybe newspaper listing or word of mouth. I don't know if PetFinder or Petango do private listings or just shelter listings, but you could look into those sites.

    I hope you find good homes for the babies when they get here. We're rooting for you!

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Wherever you list them, be sure to specify a price high enough to keep people from buying them to feed to snakes. If you really like people who want to adopt, you can always waive the fee, but charging one is the only way to weed out the people who just want them for food for another animal.

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Idk how to edit posts, but I think shes in labor!!!

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    Idk how to edit posts, but I think shes in labor!!!
    If your able to you should call your local vet clinic


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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    There's no need to call a vet just because she's in labor. What you should do is keep an eye on her and make sure she's not laboring for hours without delivering a pup. A large pup can get stuck in the birth canal, and that's a full-on emergency. But if the pups are coming, just leave her be, but keep an eye on things.

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    Idk how to edit posts, but I think shes in labor!!!
    Has your guinea pig given birth yet?


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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Im pretty sure it was a false alarm. She was acting weird and cleaning herself a lot so I jumped to conclusions. :/ I'll make sure to post pics of the babies when they finally come though!

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden View Post
    Im pretty sure it was a false alarm. She was acting weird and cleaning herself a lot so I jumped to conclusions. :/ I'll make sure to post pics of the babies when they finally come though!
    Ok cool and good luck with your girls.


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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Any new news now


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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    She had her babies! All 6 of them seem very healthy! Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    Cute pups!

    FYI, if you don't already know, you need to separate the males from the females at 21 days of age.

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    Re: New preggo guinea pig

    I know, but thank you!

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